Philippe Allard — Jean-Pierre Aubé — Thomas Bégin — Julie Favreau — Isabelle Guimond — Noémi McComber — Tricia Middleton — Guillaume Adjutor Provost —
Curators — Marthe Carrier et Chloé Grondeau
Residencies and exhibitions
CONVERSATIONS MONTRÉAL | LYON
THE ARTISTS – THE VENUES
Philippe Allard – La Factatory
Jean-Pierre Aubé –Tator
Thomas Bégin – Tator
Julie Favreau – La BF15
Isabelle Guimond – Néon
Noémi McComber – Néon
Tricia Middleton –Néon
Guillaume Adjutor Provost – Bikini
Philippe Allard – La Factatory – du 15 mars au 4 avril 2018
Thomas Bégin – La Factatory – du 8 mars au 31 mars 2018
Julie Favreau – Moly Sabata – du 28 février au 31 mars 2018
Tricia Middleton – Néon – du 22 mars au 4 avril 2018
Originally from Quebec, Marthe Carrier lives and works in Montreal. She is the co-founder and director of Galerie B-312. She completed a Master's degree in Visual Arts at Université du Québec à Montréal (1992). Interested in mobility and exchanges, she has developed several projects on the international scene (Wales, Lebanon, Norway, Serbia, Japan, Cuba). She has curated several exhibitions including Remettre ça (2001), Anima (2005), Les vingt ans de la Galerie B-312 (2011), Background// (2012), Six peintres, deux écoles, trois lieux (2014), Trois mouvements de retrait pour un ATM (2015) and La croix du mont Royal, by Pierre Ayot (2016). She is a regular member of peer juries and is involved in the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec. She is President of the Conseil de diplômés de la Faculté des arts de l’UQAM.
Independent curator and published author in specialized magazines and artist catalogs, Chloé Grondeau starts out in France, initially at the FRAC - collection Aquitaine and then among the Fabrique Pola team as a member of Zébra3/Buy-Sellf where takes care of international residencies. She participates regularly in curatorial meetings and sits on contemporary art juries. Residing in Montréal for several year, Chloé Grondeau is also the artistic director of the artist-run centres Diagonale, a member of the RCAAQ International Development Committee and Triangle Canada's Board of Directors (Triangle Network), as well as correspondent for Webradio, a Parisian network dedicated to the contemporary arts *DUUU.
Conversations was initiated by curators Marthe Carrier and Chloé Grondeau and spearheaded by Galerie B-312 in Montréal. It has since become an avenue of exchange between Lyon and Montréal, with a particular emphasis on showcasing the local art scene in each city. Conversations presents a plurality of events and media in order to give artists at different stages of their careers a chance to show their work internationally. This transatlantic collaboration will have two iterations. In spring 2018, Marthe Carrier and Chloé Grondeau will develop a curatorial proposal presenting the work of eight artists based in Montréal. Five diffusion spaces will host individual and group exhibitions to highlight the work of artists residing across the Atlantic: Bikini, La BF15, Galerie Tator, Factatory and Néon, together with Moly Sabata, an artist residency centre. In 2019, it will be Lyonnais diffusers who will showcase works in the Montréal area.
Conversations. Monteéal | Lyon was made possible thanks to the Canada Arts Council, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec / Fonds Émérillon de coopération franco-québécoise and the l'Institut français / Ville de Lyon.